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Images Dated 24th February 1989

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Queensland Titan stick insect Featured 24 Feb 1989 Print

Queensland Titan stick insect

A newly hatched Queensland Titan stick insect, Acrophylla wulfingi. The Queensland Titan is one of the world's largest stick insects; an adult may reach 30cm in length. Stick insects are active by night, & during the day remain stationary in imitation of the twigs & leaves which they closely resemble. This type of imitation of plants is called phytomimesis. Stick insects are also able to change colour by day & night, a process controlled by hormones

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